Go Back
+ servings
Magnolia Bakery's Famous Banana Pudding, single serving in blue dessert bowl

Magnolia Bakery's Famous Banana Pudding

Magnolia Bakery's famous banana pudding recipe, layers of creamy pudding, Nilla wafers and bananas. So easy to make at home.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana pudding, magnolia bakery, magnolia copycat
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 30 minutes
Servings 14 servings
Calories 423kcal
Author Kelly | the hungry bluebird


  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • cups cold water
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (11-ounce) box Nilla Wafers
  • 4 medium bananas


  • In bowl of stand mixer or mixing bowl with electric mixture, combine sweetened condensed milk and cold water, then add pudding mix and beat/blend for 2 minutes.  Transfer to bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Beat heavy cream in bowl of stand mixer until fluffy and medium-stiff  peaks form.  Fold whipped cream into chilled pudding mixture and fold and stir until just combined and there are no streaks.
  • Assemble banana pudding.  Peel and slice bananas.  In a trifle dish, or any large dish or pan, add a layer of pudding, a layer of wafers, and then a layer of banana slices.  Repeat with two more layers, ending with the pudding mixture on top. Amount of layers depends on size of dish.
  • Cover and chill for 6 hours to overnight.  Garnish with crushed wafers and banana slices, if desired.



You can go as plain or fancy as you'd like. Use your best trifle dish or layer it in a cake pan. Even use a plastic bowl with lid for easy transportation.


Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 847IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1mg